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Revised Statutes of Newfoundland 1990


CHAPTER C-19

AN ACT RESPECTING THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Analysis

1. Short title

2. Oath of clerk

3. Oath of clerk assistant

4. Duties

5. General duties


Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Clerk of the House of Assembly Act.

RSN1970 c45 s1

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Oath of clerk

2. The Clerk of the House of Assembly, shall, when appointed, take the oath of office before the Speaker of the House of Assembly, who is empowered to administer the oath, as follows:

"I, , appointed to the office of Clerk of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland, swear [or affirm] that I will make true entries, memoranda and journals of the things done and passed in the Assembly." (In the case where an oath is taken add "So help me God".).

RSN1970 c45 s2

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Oath of clerk assistant

3. The clerk assistant of the House of Assembly shall, when appointed, take the oath of office before the Speaker of the House of Assembly, who is empowered to administer the oath, as follows:

"I, , appointed to the office of clerk assistant to the House of Assembly of Newfoundland, swear [or affirm] that I will diligently, faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of clerk assistant to the House of Assembly, to the best of my knowledge and ability." (In the case where an oath is taken add "So help me God".).

RSN1970 c45 s3

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Duties

4. The clerk and clerk assistant of the House of Assembly shall have the custody of and be responsible for the safe-keeping of the records of the House of Assembly and all despatches, bills, petitions and documents presented to or laid on the table of the House of Assembly, and shall produce them when required by the Speaker or by his or her order on motion of a member of the House of Assembly.

RSN1970 c45 s4

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General duties

5. The general duties of the clerks of the House of Assembly, where no special provision is made, shall be similar to those of the clerks of the House of Commons in England according to the practice of Parliament, or as may be provided by resolution of the House of Assembly.

RSN1970 c45 s5

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